Earlier today, we reported that the new Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 will include new health-focused features, such as blood oxygen detection and improved ECG functionality.
Now, 9to5Mac – which is where that information came from – has the scoop on more new features that are coming Apple Watch users’ way, including new watch faces, watch face sharing, and more – thanks to watchOS 7.
The publication has gained access to leaked iOS 14 code snippets, which exposes upcoming Apple Watch and watchOS features, including:
- Infograph Pro Watch Face – The new watch face will include a tachymeter. A tachymeter can be used to compute speed, based on travel time.
- Photos Watch Faces – Photo watch faces can be made using a shared album in addition to individual photos and groups of photos from albums.
- Share Your Face – watchOS 7 will allow users to share specific watch face configurations with other users.
- Parental Controls – watchOS 7 will offer the ability to manage an Apple Watch for a child via a parent’s phone. The feature will include a “Schooltime” feature that allows parents to manage the apps and complications that can be used by children during specific hours.
- Control Center – Control center will offer new switches for sleep mode and noise detection.
- Architecture – In watchOS 7, apps will no longer be based on extensions, which is a holdover from when apps required a phone app to function.
While details on watchOS 7 will be revealed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (whenever that will be held), any Apple Watch Series 6-specific features will not be revealed until the new Watch debuts in the fall.